Archive for the ‘Movie’ Category

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Dreaming on a Train

March 12, 2011

[Scene: George has reluctantly taken Gracie as his wife.  They are on a train from New York to Los Angeles and at night they are sleeping separately.]

Gracie: Oh, you know something: the more telegraph poles I count, the less I know what to do with them. Why is that?

George: Humph.

Gracie: Georgie Porgie, I couldn’t sleep last night; I had the strangest dream.

George: You had a dream and yet you couldn’t sleep.

Gracie: Well, sure, a daydream.

George: I see… last night you had a daydream.

Gracie: In the upper birth… I was so lonesome up there, and there weren’t any sheep to count.

George: The train stops in Wyoming to pick up sheep.

Gracie: Oh, goodie, then I won’t be lonesome tonight.

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“A Damsel in Distress” Poster

November 29, 2010

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Honolulu

September 16, 2010

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A promotional photo for one of their films: Honolulu. Other stars included Eleanor Powell.

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Murder!

August 12, 2010

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Gracie turns detective in a movie based on a dective novel written by S. S. Van Dine.  The novel of the same title actually was written based on the character Gracie played.  George did not play in the film at all, and apparently was only involved in promotional pieces.

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The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

July 30, 2010

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Burns and Allen starred with many big names of their time.  One was WC Fields who played with the couple in such films as Six of a Kind and International House.

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The Salesgirl

June 29, 2010

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

Presents

George Burns and Gracie Allen

In

“THE SALESGIRL”

 

(A telephone rings, and Gracie, behind the cigar counter, picks up the phone)

Gracie: Hello. Oh hello, Mary, I was just going to call you. When are you giving me the surprise party?? Tuesday night? Sure I’ve got a new dress, I’m wearing it? What time Tuesday night?? Oh, you can’t tell me, that’s the surprise? Sounds like fun. Tuesday night, don’t forget to be there? Goodbye.

(She hangs up as a customer comes up to the counter)

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“A Damsel in Distress” Poster

June 10, 2010

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